§ Mr. Jim Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of students in maintained secondary schools now stay in school after the compulsory school-leaving age for one, two and three extra years, respectively.
§ Dr. Boyson
From information relating to the school year 1978–79, it is estimated that the proportion of pupils in maintained secondary schools in England who were staying on at least one extra year was 24 per cent. at least two extra years 16 per cent. and three years 1 per cent.